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Bottle-brush Aloe or Spike-flowered Aloe
SKU Code: N 583
An impressive, quick growing Aloe with leaves with small firm teeth along margins 60-80 cm long arranged in dense rosettes.
Leaves are bright green in shaded areas, in sunny positions they can take of a deep reddish-bronze colour.
Flowering occurs in the winter months with 1 metre tall flower spikes of spectacular yellow green flowers with bright orange stamens. Each rosette of leaves may have up to 5 flower spikes attracting nectar eating birds and insects.
A flowering succulent that is native to Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, and KwaZulu-Natla, South Africa.
Hardy and easy to grow Aloe’s require little attention other than a bit of a tidy up now and then.
Extremely drought tolerant in most situations they require no to minimal additional water once established other than natural rainfall. Potted plants will need supplementary water when required during prolonged dry spells.
Adaptable to most soils providing it is well-draining.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many areas of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-24°C
General note: Seeds of many plants are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.